Mona Lisa Smile

The DaVinci code movie is just around the corner and the analysts are popping out again, this time focussing on the Mona Lisa itself – only now they’re not looking for cryptic clues. Taken from BBC news….

A computer has been used to decipher the enigmatic smile of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, concluding that she was mainly happy.

The painting was analysed by a University of Amsterdam computer using “emotion recognition” software. It concluded that the subject was 83% happy, 9% disgusted, 6% fearful and 2% angry, journal New Scientist was told. The computer rated features such as the curvature of the lips and crinkles around the eyes.

Interesting stuff? You decide…. here’s the full article.